Not everyone can say this, but we get great joy from what we do at Ciao Bambino. Let’s not mistake joy for cushy … Planning a well-constructed trip that is individually tailored for every family takes time and effort, but the sweet reward for our work is that our clients truly appreciate what we do and they aren’t shy about sharing their love. Ciao Bambino trips bring families together in priceless ways and this isn’t lost on anyone. It’s why we’re dedicated to family travel and why we’ve been at this since 2004!
Parents only have 18 summers to travel with kids when they are still kids, and we want to make each and every one of them count for every single person in the family. Sometimes families want to simply unplug and get away from it all, sometimes they want an educational trip of a lifetime, and sometimes they want something in between. We do it all — and what helps us do it well is the feedback we get from our clients from the trips we send them on around the world. It keeps our list of suppliers relevant and inevitably, they discover things that they can’t wait to share with us. We love learning from our clients and then sharing those lessons with other clients. Talk about the world’s most reliable feedback loop!
Here’s a look at some of our favorite photos of our clients in action from this past season and some of the things they said that made us smile. We love helping families create sensational memories all over the world!
I have so many good things to say about our trip … This was my first experience with CB and it was a great one. Thank you again for all of your help along the way! Grateful for lifetime experiences for our family. — Berry family trip to France and Germany
All in all I think this was a trip that will hold lifetime memories for me and my girls. I love thinking about it and reliving it as I type this email! I am so thankful for your help in the planning process. It’s not something I could have done on my own. — Stevenson family trip to Italy
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Our trip was fantastic. You have a family as a client for life! There’s no way we could have done what we did without you. — Wascome family Paris and Mediterranean Cruise with custom private shore excursions
We are back from our trip and reminiscing about our wonderful vacation. Every single thing went so smoothly and we had the best time. I cannot thank you enough for all of your work to make our vacation so easy and seamless … You literally nailed down every single detail and thought of things I didn’t. We didn’t have to think about anything and I didn’t have to go out and try to research things on my own. And we did almost everything you suggested and loved it all … We’d recommend every single thing we did and we’d do them all again. Once again, I cannot thank you enough for helping our family have the easiest, best vacation ever. I cannot imagine doing a big family trip like this without the help of Ciao Bambino. I have already been spreading the word and recommending you to friends and will continue to do so. Thank you so much! — Diepenbrock family trip to England, Ireland, Italy and France
We have been on many tours in many parts of the world and the guide Ciao Bambino set up for us in Bangkok was one of the best tour guides we have ever had. She was so knowledgeable, very easy to understand, flexible on what we did and very interesting. She kept the kids (and adults) totally interested in what she was talking about and we learned tons about Bangkok, Thailand, Buddhism, history, etc. Thank you so much for setting this up. — Crocker family trip to Thailand
I can’t thank you enough for planning such a special journey through Prague, Krakow and Dresden. It was delightful. Everything ran so smoothly and each day was truly top-notch … A big thank you for your wonderful efforts and care to see to all our needs for a magical journey. Wishing you our best and hope we can connect again for our next adventure! — Perkins family trip to Central Europe
We loved our trip; thank you so much for booking everything for us on such short notice. We wouldn’t have been able to pull off going without you! We will definitely use you again. It was the easiest travel we have booked … ever! Thank you! — Senoglu family trip to Scotland
The itinerary worked out really well with a nice balance between sightseeing and more kid-friendly activities. All of the hotels were great … Overall, it was really a wonderful trip and I think my kids really appreciated and got a lot out of the experience, which was clearly the goal! We are already daydreaming about our next vacation. — Eisenstein family trip to Italy and Switzerland
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We are home, settled and still smiling about the trip. It honestly could not have gone better … I can’t wait to work with Ciao Bambino again very soon! — Stinson family trip to Italy
Going on the advice of a close friend, I decided to contact Ciao Bambino for help with a European trip that included a family reunion in Normandy, France followed by a vacation in Tuscany. Thank goodness I did! I no longer had the time or the patience to research ideas for a family of four that included two teenagers. Ciao Bambino was able to suggest things to do and places to stay and then book everything for us. Since the team has travelled extensively and stayed at the places they recommend, I knew I would get exactly what I was looking and hoping for … We will definitely use their services again for our next adventure! — Nash family trip to France and Italy
We have traveled quite a bit as a family, and I always do all of the planning and booking for our trips myself. This year I was so far behind, I knew I needed help and was so lucky to find Ciao Bambino. I highly recommend the team when planning [a] trip … Grazie mille! — Terranova family trip to Italy
Thank you so much for helping create one of the best vacations we have ever experienced! You spaced out the activities well. We never felt like it was too little or too much. When we plan another trip, we will definitely use your expertise. — Reizenson family trip to Park City, Utah
Just want to let you know that our planner has been great in helping me plan this trip for the family! She has been knowledgeable, attentive and interested. We could not ask for more. — Kursh family trip to Machu Picchu and the Galapagos
We are already missing Spain! I wanted to thank you again for helping us plan our trip … we will cherish the memories for a long time. We truly loved our vacation and it was flawless! — Thayyar & Maisano family trip to Spain
First and foremost, I want to thank you for your help and extremely high quality of service in planning and managing our trip. It was easily one of the best customer service experiences that I have had. Our trip was incredible. We loved it … Thanks again 100 times. You will be our first call for our next trip. — Kulkarni family trip to Italy
I found your customer service exceptional — I really felt you went above and beyond to find something to suit our family and our requirements, and I have no doubt that I would never have found something that special by myself. All your suggestions for places to go with baby were spot on, especially Lake Trasimeno, which was wonderful for our son. Thank you so much for all your help, it gave us one of the best holidays we’ve ever been on! — Wightwick family trip to Italy
The verdict is in! 2016 Ciao Bambino family vacation planning testimonials
A taste of CB! planning client testimonials from 2015
Editor’s Note: Photos courtesy of the individual families pictured.
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This is a challenging time for our clients given the uncertainty around the spread of coronavirus, particularly for those with near-term travel plans in impacted areas. We’re working with our suppliers on being flexible with their booking conditions, and enabling families to postpone travel to a later date without a penalty, when possible. Likewise, given the unpredictability around destinations that may be impacted in the future, we’re helping clients planning new trips and understand ways that they can protect themselves until the situation improves. We are ready to help our clients work through questions and concerns.
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